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Crane Operator - 2nd Shift


Computer Operator


Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

Eaton’s ES AMER ESS is currently seeking a Crane Operator - 2nd Shift to join our team on Lincoln Ave. in Waukesha, WI!

The hourly rate for this position is $22.30 per hour + $2.50/hr shift premium. The core hours are 3 pm - 11 pm.

Please note the salary information shown above is a general guideline only. Salaries are based upon candidate skills, experience, and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

This position is offering a sign-on bonus of $2,000*, less applicable withholding .

*Bonus terms:

  • Bonuses are being offered for a limited time only. Applications must be submitted on or after January 1st, 2024 to qualify.
  • Bonuses are only applicable to specific job types and shifts; additional terms and conditions may apply.
  • Associates must be employed at the time of the payout.
  • Bonuses will be payable in two installments: $1,000, less applicable withholding will be paid after three (3) months of employment and the remaining $1,000, less applicable withholding will be paid after nine (9) months of employment

Why work at Eaton? Below are a few of the outstanding benefits we offer:

  • Health benefits and vacation time - available to use on day one of your employment!
  • Paid holidays - up to 12!
  • Weekly pay
  • Shift premiums - $2.50/hr
  • Career progression opportunities to cross-train in different departments and increase compensation
  • Overtime opportunities
  • Retirement benefits
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Educational Assistance Program, Wellness Reimbursement, and more!

What you’ll do:

Supports the Lincoln Avenue production line to provide increased productivity and capacity where it is most needed. The function will require operation of an overhead crane; in addition, job duties include:

In this function, you will:

  • Assist Painters by prepping units, operating ovens, and operating the 25-ton crane.
  • Assist Final Assemblers with bolted cover assembly, cabinet installation, and throat installation.
  • Determine from the Order Process Sheet what parts need to be kitted for Final Assembly. This includes assembling kits, unloading/retrieving tanks, and cabinets.
  • Build pallets per specifications and shrink wrap transformers.
  • Operate all material handling equipment such as walkies, forklifts, and overhead cranes.
  • Assist Welders by building covers, leak testing, retrieving tanks/radiators, and crane operation.
  • Serve as a back-up to Material Attendants to help unload interplant trucks and deliver materials to Final Assembly


Required (Basic) Qualifications)

  • High School Diploma or GED equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of one year of overhead crane experience.
  • Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States without company sponsorship, now or in the future.
  • No relocation is being offered for this role. All candidates considered must live within 50 miles of the Waukesha, WI facility. Active-Duty Military Service member candidates are exempt from the geographical area limitation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Previous forklift experience.


  • Ability to lift up to 50lbs; bend, twist, grab, reach, stand, walk, push, pull, and perform all other essential duties with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Competency of pneumatic, hydraulic, and hand tools.
  • Ability to work overtime when required



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We know that good benefit programs are important to employees and their families. Eaton provides various Health and Welfare benefits as well as Retirement benefits, and several programs that provide for paid and unpaid time away from work. Click here ( for more detail: Eaton Benefits Overview. Please note that specific programs and options available to an employee may depend on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.